Pre-PEP: Dictionary accumulator methods

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Mar 20 22:05:22 CET 2005


In article <1111294347.682560.242840 at f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
Michele Simionato <michele.simionato at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>I am surprised nobody suggested we put those two methods into a
>separate module (say dictutils or even UserDict) as functions:
>
>from dictutils import tally, listappend
>
>tally(mydict, key)
>listappend(mydict, key, value)

That seems like a reasonable compromise.
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